Delhi Public School Srinagar celebrated the 8th International Yoga Day on 21st June 2022 with much pomp and reverence. 70 students from different classes performed different asnas in tune with the ancient practices laid down by practitioners in the school indoor stadium. The day is celebrated on June 21st every year to mark the importance of Yoga and its benefit in the form of good health after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed it during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014. As a physical, spiritual and mental practice that had originated in India, Yoga is practised by people across the world for sound physical and mental health. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in wellbeing.
Addressing the students, the Principal Shafaq Afshan said, “It is the oldest principle of education that a sound mind resides in a sound body. By observing the day, we are reiterating to ourselves the importance of this maxim, and the hope that we will make such practices a life long endeavour.” The Chairman Vijay Dhar, also addressed the students and said, “At DPS Srinagar our aim is to create avenues for holistic education, and by celebrating this day, we redeem our pledge to create a class of youth sound in mind, intellect and rooted in traditions.”